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this morning on "early today", conduct unbecoming. another u.s. military service member is under investigation as the secret service prostitution scandal grows. charged up, an underground electrical explosion sends two california firefighters to the hospital. and dangerous ground. some frantic moments as a sidewalk in china gives way. hello and good morning i'm lynn berry. today we begin with a widening investigation. white house and pentagon officials are scrambling to answer more questions about this
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growing prostitution scandal involving dozens of secret service and military members who traveled to colombia to protect the president. nbc's tracie potts joins us from washington with more on this. good morning. >> reporter: it is widening because in addition to the 12 members of the secret service who are believed to be involved there's a 12th member of the military who has been implicated as well and we've also learned those military members have been stripped of their security clearances. this latest member of the military was attached to a white house communication's agency to provide secure communication for the president. we understand that he's an enlisted man, possibly from the army according to sources and has been relieved from his duties at the white house. the investigation is back here. those investigators done in colombia. they interviewed a number of the women down there and are now back to interview some of those here who were allegedly involved. mean time lots of questions in store for homeland security secretary janet napolitano.
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she's due here in capitol hill for an unrelated hearing on wednesday but now she's going to be facing a lot of questions about this prostitution scandal. >> tracie potts there for us in washington. thank you. george zimmerman, the man charged in the shooting death of unarmed teenager trayvon martin is now in hiding for his own safety after his release yesterday from a florida jail. the city of sanford, florida has rejected the resignation of its police chief who had been criticized by some for his handling of the case. jay gray has more. >> where in this process did the chief make a mistake that we the commission voted to no longer have confidence in? >> reporter: another key figure in the trayvon martin case, the police chief who temporarily stepped away from his post offered his resignation. >> one of the finest police
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officers in florida. >> reporter: after a heated debate city commissioners did not accept his offer to step aside. >> approve to deny the memorandum. [ applause ] >> reporter: so vocal and public before zimmerman's arrest, trayvon martin's parents had been silent since last week's bond hearing. >> the family is emotional. they rather the killer of their child still be in jail but they accept the rule of law. >> reporter: zimmerman left the jail with a brown paper bag and a gps monitoring bracelet that provides real-time information on where he is. something his legal team will continue to keep a secret as they deal with questions about his safety. >> i think there's still a lot of emotions left around the state and we're worried some of those emotions are still negative and it may play out against george. >> reporter: as zimmerman walks out of jail but back into
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hiding. social security could run out of money three years sooner than previously expected. a report to congress by the trustees that oversee the program claims less funds than anticipated are coming in due to the poor economy and higher energy costs. they say the trust fund will run dry in the year 2033. they urge congress to address the long run financial challenges facing social security and medicare sooner than later. now here's a look at some other stories. some incredible video from california where an underground electrical hole exploded three times. you can see there police and fire crews were very close to the spot, each time it blew. two firefighters suffered minor burns from the blast. also in california, a grim an unusual sight over the pacific ocean. a salvage helicopter carried the wreckage of a yacht brought back to shore after a deadly accident
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there earlier this month. one person was killed, four others are missing and presumed dead after the yacht was hit by a large wave and crashed on to the rocks near san francisco. the northeast is digging out from a clash of the seasons. in rochester, new york, snow came to rest on cherry blossoms while downed power lines left 50,000 customers in new york. one part of pennsylvania reported nearly two feet of snowfall and more is expected today. and finally where else but the florida keys would you find this. a giant key lime pie. it's seven feet wide. using 7,000 key limes, 20 pounds of dough. it was made in honor of the 30th anniversary of the tongue in
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cheek effort to secede from the u.s. now for your weather here's bill karins. >> from my unscientific polling, key lime pie is very divided. you either like it or you don't. the margin of error is very high. >> do you make it up in your head? >> do you like key lime pie or not? >> not. >> really? good morning, everyone. we're watching the remnants of that storm finally heading up into canada. just a tiny bit of snow left near north of buffalo towards niagara falls and that will do it for the snowstorm. it was an elevation event. the temperatures in buffalo and pittsburgh didn't ever get cold enough to get the accumulating snows that were expected yesterday but no one is complaining. the higher elevations outside of those cities of western new york and buffalo got the storm. we got a lot of beneficial rain. still rain this morning north of portland up along the coast near
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bar harbor. cool area throughout the eastern seaboard. not a big. jump in temperatures. hope to get more sunshine. you can see the rain heading up towards bangor. some snow showers here and there, even north of syracuse. but the worst of it is done. the other story was all the heat in the west. once again 100s in the desert southwest. the east coast will continue to be chilly even today. that's a look at your national forecast now here's a look at the weather outside your window. so it's a pretty dry forecast. one spot that will have a chance for some afternoon showers, isolated thunderstorm areas of central tennessee and nashville area. we'll watch you for late day showers and storms. everybody else looks pretty dry on the map. slow warm up from here. yesterday was the coldest day that a lot of us will experience until next winter. >> let's hope so. coming up, kellogg's crunch is
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netflix glitches, and barbie's royal friends make their debut across the pond. your early business news headlines are straight ahead. and unof the entertainers earns more. >> the rangers force a game 7. coyotes make history and a new low for the st. louis saints. you're watching "early today".
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good morning. welcome back to "early today". i'm lynn berry and here are some of your top headlines. according to a new report after four decades mexican immigration to the united states has reversed with more people heading south of the border. the reasons given include weaker u.s. economy and increased bore terrify enforcement. >> a former aide testified about an alleged 2008 plot to use illegal payments to hide the
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affair of john edwards. the aide may have violated federal law by contacting other witnesses to ask about their testimony. singer an actress jennifer hudson took the stand yesterday in the trial of the man accused of killing her mother, brother and 7-year-old nephew. hudson said the family has been against her sister marrying the defendant. a new company is planning to find near earth asteroids which can be mined with probes. james cameron and larry page are backing it. in china new surveillance video shows a girl falling right through the sidewalk that gave way from underneath her. a cab driver did stop to help. climbing down into the 20-foot hole until firefighters were able to get them both out safely, thankfully. now here's an early look at how wall street will kick off the day. the dow opens at 12,927.
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the s&p loss 11 points. taking a look at overseas trading in tokyo the nikkei was down 74 points but in hong kong the hang seng was up 52. expect drastic budget cuts. europe's economic crisis is deepening. its debt hit its highest level since the euro was created. the dutch government collapsed monday a day after nicholas sarkozy lost the first rounds of france's presidential the election. concerns in europe pushed down the price of crude by 77 cents a barrel to settle above $103. weak demand overseas took a bite out of kellogg's bottom line. the food giant slashed its full year profit forecast sending shares down 6%. walmart stores spent nearly 5%, the biggest drag of the dow in the wake of an alleged corruption scandal in its mexican unit.
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hasbro tumbled 5% on falling sales. an uptick in mortgage and commercial lending at suntrust bank contributed to its better than expected earnings report. elsewhere facebook's first quarterly revenue slide in at least two years has experts buzzing what a slow down in growth might mean for it's upcoming ipo. today investors will be watching apple. the company weighs in with earnings after the bell. keep an eye on netflix. after yesterday's close shares plunged 13%. and finally in honor of prince william and duchess kate a commemorative set of dolls from barbie maker mattel is hitting store shelves. at one store in england the limited edition figures have sold out in the u.s. at $160 a set. pricey doll. coming up, the yanks lost over the rangers, more trouble for
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the saints and the nets say good-bye to new jersey. plus the nhl's top seeded rangers avoid an upset in ottowa sending their series to a game seven. i can put away my snow map. a big warm up is heading for areas of the east. you're watching "early today".
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if you're just waking up, this is "early today". it took 16 years, but the phoenix coyotes won a playoff series. here's fred roggin with an early look at all your sports headlines. it took 16 years, but the phoenix coyotes won a playoff series. nhl legends along with michael jordan. unfortunately for chicago the offense was in the stands. mike smith spectacular, 39 save shutout. coyotes blew the game wide-open with three goals in the third. eliminated the blackhawks with a 4-0 win. they will take on the nashville predators next. there's a decisive game seven between the rangers and senators. brad richards came through in the clutch gave the rangers a
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3-2 lead in the second. a couple of weeks ago chris crieder was wearing a title for boston college. he had his first career goal. game seven is thursday. football when you thought it couldn't get any worse for the new orleans saints it has. saints gm had an electronic device at his stadium suite and he eavesdropped on other teams from 2002 to 2004. if this is true, not only is it an nhl violation could be a federal crime for wiretapping. nba nets ended their 35 year run in new jersey with a loss to the sixers. the nets will move to brooklyn next year. philly's six players in double figures. baseball, rodriguez put his own spin on the ceremony pitch. the retired catcher tossed from home plate to second base before the yankees-rangers game. a-rod with a 3-1 bomb in the fifth. yankees win it. walkoff under the lights.
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one in the ninth. two aboard for joe mather. singled up the middle. in came the tying run. in came the winning run. cubs walked off with a 3-2 win. that's your early look at sports on "early today". i'm fred roggin. >> coming up an ugly divorce battle. the ugly truth from a former child dwis any star and the actress who says everybody is out to get her. your early morning headlines are still ahead. they are ugly but cute the winner of the most beautiful bulldog. you're watching "early today".
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welcome back to "early today ". a raw cool day especially in western pennsylvania, western new york and up through new england. warming it up and keeping it warm in areas of the midwest. 86 in denver, 82 kansas city. tomorrow some showers and storms be arriving in the midwest and eventually pushing down into areas like chicago and indianapolis. if you're watching us on news channel 5 in st. louis, missouri, enjoy fine wine and home cooking with artwork inspired by food and beverages at food glorious food. at art st. louis. those are show tunes. you're supposed to join me. >> here is an early look at this morning's headlines in entertainment.
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rumors for month, lifetime made it official, lindsay lohan's big come back role will be elizabeth taylor. the film will focus on taylor's long relationship with richard burton. no word on who will play burton. susan sarandon said she was denied security clearance for a white house visit and charges the government is tapping her phone. and the 19-year-old said she's on the road to recovery since suffering from bulimia. also substance abuse problems. she blames promoters from clubs who gave her drugs and alcohol. dion sanders ugly divorce took a nasty twist. he posted a twitter photo showing him filling out police reports with his son against their mother who allegedly assaulted him. horrible. finally ryan seacrest "american idol" host has signed on a two
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year extension and will continue to earn $15 million a year to host. >> and from des moines, iowa, beauty is clearly is in the eye of the beholder. 50 of man's best friend competed for the title of most beautiful bulldog. look at those mugs. some wore costumes to earn the title of mr. congeniality and best dressed. judges were looking for droopy mouth and laziness. a pooch named tyson took top honors and earned him a dog bone shaped cake and becoming mascot for drake university. i'm lynn berry. this is "early today," just your first stop of the day on your nbc station.
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>> live, local, late-breaking, this is wbal-tv 11 news today. >> good morning. we're off to a quiet start on this tuesday morning. still low on the chilly start. it still feels a little like winter. 39 degrees in a jarrettsville. breezy and kohl today -- cool today. 10 degrees warmer than it was yesterday. we will come back and look the seven-day forecast going into the weekend. >> 38 degrees on tv hill. here is what is coming up -- >> the governor meets with leaders to discuss a possible
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[captioning made possible by constellation energy group] captioned by the national captioning institute --www.ncicap.org-- >> live, local, late-breaking, this is wbal-tv 11 news today. >> good morning. i'm mindy basara. >> and i'm stan stovall. thanks for joining us for 11 news today. >> will spring come back today? >> today will be 10 degrees below yesterday. we're going in the rights direction. it was 20 degrees below average yesterday. we will make it into the 50's today.
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